Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Weight Loss Tip #1
A year later I started strength training due to an injury. I noticed I could eat more and not gain weight. Why? Strength training increases your metabolism more than just aerobic exercise alone. Without going into a scientific explanation, the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body will burn even at rest. Did you ever notice how men seem to lose weight easier than women? Well, that is the reason. More muscle mass. So the first step to weight loss is exercise. Aerobic exercise for 30-60 minutes 3-4 times a week and strength training 30-60 minutes 2-3 times per week, depending on what you can handle. If that's too much, start with 15 minutes, just start.
Remember, do not start an exercise program without your doctor's approval, especially if you are overweight and haven't exercised for a while. If you have any questions or comments, please write them in the comment section and I will respond within 24-48 hours.
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In Health Always! :)